Butler men’s tennis drops close game, ends 5 game winning streak

Adrain Mag celebrates after scoring a point. Photo from Collegian archives.


The Butler University men’s tennis team snapped their five-game win streak Saturday afternoon after an away loss against Eastern Kentucky University 4-3.

The duo of senior Mikheil Khmiadashvili and sophomore Mason Dragos was able to capture a doubles victory. However, the No. 2 and No. 3 double spots for the Bulldogs were unable to deliver

Khmiadashvili delivered once again with a victory at the No. 1 singles spot over his Eastern Kentucky opponent.

Sophomore Aviv Ben Shabat earned a victory in the No. 2 slot in a close match, each of the three sets finishing in a two point margin, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5.

The final Bulldog victory was scored by sophomore Temilope Adelakun in two set fashion.

The Bulldogs will look to restart their winning streak on March 3, against Northern Illinois at 5 p.m. at home.